Sorry...I've been a shitty blogger lately. My job is running me ragged and I just don’t seem to have the time or energy to do anything these days. So I apologize. Now to play catch up…
We had our anatomy scan on Friday. Besides the fact that this appointment kept us at the office for 4 hours (mind you the actual scan only took an hour), everything went well.
Baby A is head down right against my cervix on my left side. It has all 10 fingers and 10 toes. All vital organs are looking good. Baby B is also head down on my right side…just a little higher up than baby A. Both babies were measuring right around 1 pound each. Apparenlty neither baby would cooperate-so much so that the u/s tech asked if she could have the rights to spank them when they came out. She asked us if we wanted to know what we were having and we told her no. So she advised that we look away while she scanned the legs and did the sex determination. She did ask if we wanted to know if anything was wrong…there wasn’t…so at least we know they aren’t hermaphrodites. It didn’t seem to take her long at all to determine the sex…which kind of makes me think they are boys.
Anyways, due to the lack of cooperation, she was not able to get all of the necessary measurements so we have to come back in 4 weeks to complete the anatomy scan. We really only got a good profile pic of baby A, but just knowing they are healthy is enough for me. She also did a transvaginal to measure my cervix. It went from 3.1 at my last scan to 3.8 this time. That is apparently a GREAT measurement for this stage in the game.
Then we met with the doc. Fundal height puts me measuring at 28 weeks (which explains why I feel huge and my skin is staging a mass revolt in which fabulous purple stretch marks are claiming their territory across the bottom of my belly. Yay. I knew genetically I was screwed when I found out I was pregnant. Everyone is my family has stretch marks. The doctor seemed quite pleased with my cervical measurements. He said if we continue at this rate, barring no complications, it looks like we will be scheduling our c-section at 38 weeks! That puts us at September 23. The later in September the better…because selfishly, I don’t want to go back to work before Christmas and I am taking 16 weeks maternity leave. So that is 114 more days…but who is counting: )
Here are the few pics we got from the anatomy scan (with and without captions):
I have made some lee-way on the nursery. I have ordered the second crib which should arrive sometime in August-September. I was really hoping to have it sooner, but DH assured me that getting it then would be just fine considering how much money we saved (We ordered it through Amazon and saved on shipping and taxes!). So I agreed.
I finally finished the curtains in the nursery. As soon as I take some pics, I’ll be sure to share them. They are really an embarrassing show of seamstress-ship…but they are done, and babies don’t know that my sewing sucks.
I also picked up a bunch of cute bins to put under the changing table to organize thinks like the changing table covers, diaper genie refills, diapers, wipes, etc.
And on that note….DH and I have slowly been stocking up on Pampers diapers (because we’ve heard this is the best brand for wee ones). Well after doing an assessment, I realized that we have 3 cases of the Pampers with Dri-weave…which in case you haven’t heard , these diapers have apparently been causing chemical burns on babies. That’s what we get for trying to be smart and buy ahead. So now I have to try to return 3 cases of diapers. Fun.
Back to the nursery-the cute “ABC” wooden decorative letters are hung and the super cute DJ bird art that we got at our last baby shower is hung. Dare I say it-it is actually starting to look like a nursery and less like baby items have thrown up in there.
Holy crap….these are some active babies!!!! I felt the first movement from the outside this past Thursday. Every time I tried to get DH to feel it, they stopped. Figures. But finally…he felt baby B kick Monday morning while we were laying in bed. They have gone from barely moving, to moving my entire belly almost overnight. It’s crazy. I love it though! So relaxing and reassuring.
Ok…I think that about sums it up!